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SNEAK PEEK: The Middle House, Shanghai

by Hannah Grogan on Jan 18, 2018 in Developments , Interiors
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Opening in April, The Middle House is the fourth property for luxury hotel group, The House Collective 

Set in Shanghai’s historic neighbourhood of Dazhongli, The Middle House project is almost complete. The hotel is scheduled to open in April of this year and is the fourth property in Swire Hotels’ luxury hotel group, The House Collective, and first property in Shanghai.

The House Collective group includes three other properties based in China. The Upper House in Hong Kong, The Opposite House in Beijing and The Temple House in Chengdu.

A graphic rendering displaying the exteriors features of the hotel structur; a series of round aluminum louvers which provide shade and privacy create a textured aesthetic

A rendering displaying the exteriors features of the hotel structure; a series of round aluminum louvers provide shade and privacy

"Following the success of The House Collective in Hong Kong, Beijing and most recently in Chengdu, we are very excited to introduce The Middle House to Shanghai," said Brian Williams, Managing Director of Swire Hotels.

Transparent room dividers serve to brighten up the rooms and create a natural sense of space

Transparent room dividers serve to brighten up the rooms and create a natural sense of space

The new hotel was designed and curated by veteran Italian architect Piero Lissoni. Known best for his time spent as an art director with a number of iconic brands including; Kartell, Fritz Hansen, Flos and plenty more.

Looking to the exteriors, the hotel's façade features a number of round aluminum louvers slats (providing shade and privacy for guest rooms). This design feature creates a textured aesthetic that helps to distinguish the hotel's two towers from its surrounds. 

Light-filled bathroom interiors are a feature of The Middle House's serviced apartments and residences

Light-filled bathroom interiors are a feature of The Middle House’s serviced apartments and residences

When approaching the interiors for the project, Lissoni drew inspiration from traditional elements of Shanghai heritage and culture. Teaming together classical Shanghainese elements with his signature style, of minimalist aspects, bold lines and clean silhouettes, the result is an intriguing mix of old and new. Custom reinterpretations of traditional Chinese furnishings don the rooms

The hotel will host 111 rooms as well as 102 serviced apartments and residences. The space will also feature an abundance of outdoor spaces to take in advantage of its Shanghai skyline perspective. 

The new hotel will not only offer rooms, but also spacious serviced apartment residences (pictured)

The new hotel will not only offer rooms, but also 102 serviced apartment residences

The Middle House Shanghai hotel rooms are spacious, light and open

The Middle House Shanghai hotel rooms are spacious and feature floor to ceiling windows that fill the space with light

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